Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has told the Deputy President William Ruto to stop panicking over what he termed as his rumoured presidential aspiration in the 2022 General Elections.
Speaking at Sotik ACK church fundraiser, Moi said he had not made any official announcement as to whether he would be in the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Moi said there was a section of Rift Valley politicians, allied to the DP, who view him as one who was out to scuttle Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.
He said it was premature to discuss the coming elections saying all elected leaders should at present be focused on fostering development of the nation.
Moi has lately been on the receiving end of attacks from Ruto’s Jubilee allies especially after President Kenyatta’s truce with the opposition leader Raila Odinga, a move which was widely seen as unfavourable to the Deputy President’s ambitions.
Jubilee politicians asked Moi to suspend his intentions and instead concert efforts with the rest of them from the rift in support of William Ruto.
Moi had in April announced that he would be vying for the presidency and the ambition was unanimously supported by Baringo politicians led by Tiaty Member of Parliament William Kamket.
Source: Kenya News Agency